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5 Misleading Ads That Can Wipe Out Your Wallet

The motto of my show is "save more, spend less, and avoid ripoffs." But what if you can’t recognize those ripoffs when you’re faced with alluring advertising pitches? Here are 5 kinds of misleading ads to watch out for. Pay your home off in half the time! You can pay ...

Don't Give Your Social Security Number at These Places

When should you give your Social Security number and when should you not? My rule on giving out my Social Security number is that I don't do it, unless I know it's absolutely, positively required for what I'm doing. Companies and institutions ask for our Social Security numbers like they're ...

Debt collectors illegally harrassing seniors

Debt collectors illegally harrassing seniors

A new study shows debt collectors are more often using illegal tactics when they harass senior citizens. Here are the lies they are telling, and what your rights are when they call you.

 

3 Tips to Get the Most Value Out of Gift Cards

Gift cards are really popular this time of year. But when you buy one, I want to make sure you are protected. Is your gift card going to be emptied before you even use it? Gift cards sold off display racks at stores are becoming a hot target for scamsters ...

Scam: Small business phone system hackers

Scam: Small business phone system hackers

Hackers are now hitting small business phone systems and running up the international calling bill. Fortunately, there's a way to outsmart the criminals.

Fake IRS Phone Scam Making the Rounds

Just before the holiday rush, scamsters are working overtime trying to get your money in a continuing phone scam. The Internal Revenue Service reports sophisticated IRS impostors are calling people and demanding immediate payment. In some cases they're also impersonating local law enforcement and threatening you with immediate arrest unless ...

MoneyPak Soon To Be Phased Out

A common tool used by scamsters to send money around the world without a trace is about to meet its end. For years, people have been scammed by con artists who get them to go into the drug store, a Wal-Mart, or a convenience store to buy what's called a ...

4 Bank Fees That Should Be Avoided At All Costs

Do you get what you pay for?  Not always.  There are plenty of people in the banking industry trying to separate you from your money by charging you fees for things you don’t want or need.  If you’re paying any of these fees, they can quickly eat into your budget ...

Penny Stocks Are Ripe For Pump-And-Dump Scams

Pump and dump scams are back and they're even infiltrating some unlikely corners of the pop music landscape. A couple of years ago, The Plain Dealer  reported that rap artist 50 Cent tweeted out about an obscure company called H&H Imports, a distributor of headphones, poised to make big dough. ...

Why to avoid pre-paid credit cards

Why to avoid pre-paid credit cards

Every store seems to be pushing those pre-paid cards with a Visa logo lately. But here's why you need to be cautious.

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